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Portraiture Through Production

by Eric C. Shiner

Matsui Chie - Himalaya: Kaidan (2008) Installation view at MEM. Courtesy MEM.

MATSUI CHIEShe Dissolves, 2000, video, 57 minutes. Courtesy MEM.

Osaka-based artists Ishihara Tomoaki and Matsui Chie reside wholly in art. Ishihara, a conceptual artist who works in photography and installation, and Matsui, who creates large-scale installations and videos, met in graduate school at the Kyoto City University of the Arts in the early 1980s and married soon thereafter. Over the ensuing decades, each has achieved wide respect via distinct paths in…

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